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The Kyoto Protocol: International Climate Policy for the 21st Century

By: Sebastian Oberthur and Hermann Ott

359 pages, 14 figs, 15 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #104437 | ISBN: 354066470X
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Provides a comprehensive scholarly analysis of the history and content of the Protocol itself as well as of the economic, political and legal implications of its implementation.


Building Blocks and Negotiating History.- The Science of Climate Change.- Key Players and Interests.- The Legal Basis of International Action.- The Berlin Mandate and the AGBM Process.- Multilateral and Bilateral Diplomacy.- Governmental and Non-Governmental Developments.- Kyoto: the Endgame.- The Provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.- Overview.- Preamble and Definitions.- Policies and Measures.- Emission Limitation and Reduction Commitments.- Joint Fulfilment of Commitments.- Joint Implementation.- The Clean Development Mechanism.- Emissions Trading.- Implementation Review and Compliance.- Developing Country Participation.- Institutions.- Review, Development and Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol.- Final Provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.- Conclusions and Outlook.- Lessons from the Kyoto Process.- Evaluation of the Kyoto Protocol.- Synergies and Conflicts with Other International Institutions.- International Climate Politics at the Turn of the Century.

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